Carlos Bultron sent in this photo with a quick note: “I was with my 6 month son at home, sitting on the balcony. When a plane passed by, my son was amazed and couldn’t stop looking at it. Aviation unites family and I guess flying or plane spotting together will be a father and son activity.” [Read more…]
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — After years of development, EPS has “frozen” the design for the Graflight 8 diesel that is being taken through the FAA’s engine certification process.
Company officials note they have reached the conformity stage, which requires the development of an engine assembled with parts that conform to precise drawing and quality standards. [Read more…]
Idaho’s third annual Aviation Safety Standdown Seminar is slated for Oct. 29 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.
The event, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., is designed for all pilots, but particularly Idaho general aviation pilots. [Read more…]
In a new blog post on Air Facts, Tony Vallillo, a retired American Airlines captain, says that “Sully” — the Clint Eastwood movie about the Miracle on the Hudson, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 — is a movie that “any pilot, and especially an airline pilot, can watch without being mortified by technical and artistic errors on the part of the filmmakers.” [Read more…]
The new app measures distance and bearing, and includes a database of airports and radio navigation aids, a smart keyboard, bookmarks, and a built-in user guide, according to Aviation Mobile Apps Founder Bill DeWeese. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was attempting to land the Super Bearhawk on a lake near Sault Set Marie, Mich., and misjudged the height of the airplane above the water, which he described as “glassy.” [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Rafael Cortes sent in these photos taken by his mother while flying last weekend “just for fun.”
The pictures are of El Morro Fort in Old San Juan, and the final approach for the Isla Grande Airport (TJIG) in Puerto Rico.
“Flying with family and seeing these views are some of the most rewarding things of becoming a pilot,” he notes. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live Sept. 19, 2016.
On that day, general aviation aircraft owners can apply for a $500 rebate to help offset the cost to equip eligible aircraft in a “timely manner, rather than waiting to meet the mandatory equipage date,” FAA officials said. [Read more…]